Green Beans and New Potatoes
For more crisp beans, simply put beans and potatoes in at the same time and cook 12 minutes at 100% power. Lower to 50% power and cook for an additional 10-20 minutes until vegetables are to your liking.
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans
1 tablespoon bacon grease, optional
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon beef-flavored bouillon granules
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds small new potatoes
Place beans, water, bacon grease, bouillon and garlic into a microwave 2-3 quart casserole. Cook, covered, for 9 minutes at 100% power. Stir and cook 5-10 minutes at 50% power. Add potatoes, circle fashion, on top of beans. Cook for 6 minutes at 100% power. Add salt and pepper. Cover and cook an additional 15 minutes at 50% power. Stir gently before serving.